The mystery and unpredictable nature of expired film holds a particular magnetism for Anderson — he’s been known to dip his 35mm film in lemon juice before shooting for its sporadic, often dreamy effects. His Polaroid series, shot on an SX-70 with expired Fuji fp100c film, is rife with that mystique, transforming familiar US scenery into landscapes of the imagination.
“Instant film is always a surprise.
Sometimes it looks best as it’s developing
and you almost want it to stop. Other times
it’s a failure because the film is too old or
wasn’t stored correctly. And on rare occasions,
it comes out perfectly and makes it all worthwhile.”
Matt Lief Anderson is an American photographer based in Austin working worldwide. See more of Matt’s work at Stocksy >>